Sixty-nine years ago today Canada’s Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King spoke the first words on Canada’s Voice to the World. There was so much hope about how our international broadcaster would serve our country.
As the service evolved and became a dependable, innovative source of Canadian news and culture, its worldwide audience grew.
In 2012, our domestic national broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada which had been hit by a 10% budget cut, decided Radio Canada International was not a priority service, and cut our budget by 80% and took us off radio and satellite, and kept only our web service.
What the future holds, is anyone’s guess.
Thank you for sharing our struggle all these years to maintain a real international broadcast presence. We will not give up.
To hear our first broadcast please go to here